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CANCELED: April Star Party
Friday | April 03, 2020 | 8:30 pm–10:00 pm
Free admission, $5 donation requested
Explore the sky with the Bell Museum. FREE telescope observing nights take place monthly during the University’s Fall and Spring semesters. These are very informal and family-friendly.
Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation of Spring Sky Tonight. After the planetarium show, the evening will continue with telescopes on our rooftop observation deck. Bell Museum staff will guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired sky-gazers throughout history!
Mark Job, Minnesota Astronomical Society, will demonstrate basic astrophotography techniques using amateur astronomy instruments to capture the night sky. Learn how to photograph the night sky including deep sky objects like galaxies, star clusters, and nebula!
Shows start at 8:30 & 9 pm
Start the night inside the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium for a brief presentation.
The evening continues outside with telescopes on the Ruth & John Huss Observation Deck. Our astronomy team will guide you through observations of the same celestial objects that have inspired sky-gazers throughout history!
Remember to dress for the weather! The event takes place rain or shine. In the case of extreme or poor weather, indoor activities will be planned in place of telescope observing.
Note: Bell Museum galleries are not open during Star Parties.
Advance registration required. Click here to sign up online today!
Minnesota’s Astronomy Classroom is generously supported by Ruth and John Huss. Note: Museum galleries are not open during Star Parties.